Betty Adams is a general assignment reporter who’s lived in Augusta for the past 35 years and been working for the Kennebec Journal for more than two decades. She covers the courts plus the towns of Belgrade, Fayette and Readfield. As adjunct instructor Elizabeth Adams, she teaches writing courses, including journalism, at the University of Maine at Augusta. In her spare time, when she’s not playing with the grandchildren, bicycling on the rail trail, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, she likes to travel both in the United States and abroad via cruise ship and occasionally on the back of a motorcycle. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned a master’s of journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Published
    December 12, 2011

    Society recalls names, places

    AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Historical Society welcomed visitors to its Winthrop Street headquarters for a Victorian tea Sunday.

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    December 12, 2011

    Community rallies around woman with rare illness

    MONMOUTH — Last spring, Megan Ferland wrote “America: the Way Life Should Be?” as a scholar in the Michael D. Wilson Research Program at the University of Maine in Farmington.

  • Published
    December 11, 2011

    Wreaths, ribbons adorn veterans’ headstones

    TOGUS — Nothing disturbed the peaceful rank and file of white headstones at the west section of Togus National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • Published
    December 11, 2011

    Wreaths, ribbons adorn veterans’ headstones

    TOGUS — Nothing disturbed the peaceful rank and file of white headstones at the west section of Togus National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • Published
    December 10, 2011

    Jury set in coffee shop trial

    AUGUSTA — It took all day Friday to select 16 people — nine women and seven men — from Kennebec County who will hear evidence at a trial scheduled to begin next week in which a Winthrop man is accused burning down the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro.

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    December 10, 2011

    Topless coffee shop jury picked

    AUGUSTA — It took all day Friday to select 16 people — nine women and seven men — from Kennebec County who will hear evidence at a trial scheduled to begin next week in which a Winthrop man is accused burning down the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro.

  • Published
    December 10, 2011

    Probation revoked for 3 criminals

    AUGUSTA — Three men convicted of serious crimes between 2006 and 2008 will spend additional years behind bars.

  • Published
    December 9, 2011

    Business burglar given 33 months

    AUGUSTA — A burglar who frequently targeted businesses around his Waterville home was sentenced Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

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    December 9, 2011

    Randolph man indicted in April bar shooting

    AUGUSTA — A Randolph man is free on bail after he was indicted on charges alleging that he shot a man in the leg outside an Augusta bar early earlier this year.

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    December 9, 2011

    More sex charges for former Gardiner man

    AUGUSTA — A former Gardiner man previously convicted of sexually touching children while he baby-sat them was indicted last week on two more sex charges.